A month after Quebec’s largest women’s rights group elected a biological male who identifies as a “woman” as president, a feminist backlash is brewing – or as much as it can brew in a province notable for its social liberalism.
Critics say “Gabrielle” Bouchard, a 49-year-old “trans woman” and gender activist, can’t speak for women because he was born a man, the National Post reported last week.
The 49-year-old Bouchard, for his part, began his presidency of Fédération des femmes du Québec in December by calling for women’s equality. The Fédération is Quebec’s largest women’s group, representing some 300 feminist groups and about 700 individual members . . .
The most notable of these are Denise Bombardier, a writer, longtime Radio Canada media personality, and columnist for the Journal de Montréal, and Diane Guilbault, who decamped from the Fédération in 2013 and started another women’s group, the Post reported . . .
She raised the question “Is a ‘trans’ woman a real woman” and asserted that transgender activists intend to “smash the reality of the two sexes to impose an appalling vision where neither man nor woman would exist any more.” (Read more from “Feminists Bash Male-Born ‘Trans Woman’ Elected Head of Women’s Group” HERE)